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Art League of Houston papers, 1948-1983

Art League of Houston


Collection Information

Size: 4 Microfilm reels

Summary: The microfilmed Art League of Houston papers contain two scrapbooks (1948-1983) including lists of events, members and officers, and printed material; as well as a file on the Art League's program, "Tribute to a Texas Artist," honoring E. M. "Buck" Schiwetz (1983), containing letters of congratulations to Schiwetz from artists and others, clippings, and printed material. Also included are 18 file books (1961-1979) containing correspondence with members, annual and treasurer's reports, newsletters, exhibition invitations, clippings, and printed material about events and activities sponsored by the Art League; photographs of the Art League building in Houston and guests at Schiwetz's tribute dinner; and reproductions of works by Schiwetz.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Art League of Houston was founded in 1948 to assist and promote the work of Houston artists. It was incorporated in 1953. In addition to exhibiting the work of local artists, it sponsors classes, lectures, demonstrations, and awards.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1983 by the Art League of Houston.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Art League of Houston.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3353-3356 available for use only at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Art League of Houston papers, 1948-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.